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Wolves look to have had a boost over summer pursuit of Badiashile

Wolves are reportedly keen on Monaco central defender Benoît Badiashile.

But the club are looking at a summer swoop for the talented centre-back, because of the finances involved in any potential deal.

He apparently has a £25 million asking price and Wolves have already said that they are not planning to do huge business this month.

That said, Bruno Lage has stated he still wants new options at the heart of his backline, so it is interesting to see how it plays out.

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Badiashile is also apparently wanted by Newcastle, who need players this month to try and beat the drop in the Premier League relegation battle.

But he has now suffered an injury which will keep him out for a number of weeks and that should deter any January suitors, including the Magpies.

Wolves themselves are aware of the risks involved in trying to sign injured players and that is ultimately the reason the Renato Sanches deal did not get done in the summer.

And this issue means it is very unlikely Badiashile will be on the move this month, which is good news for Wolves.

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That injury should mean the defender is still on the market by the summer, when Wolves should hopefully have more money to spend big on a centre-half.

Wolves will likely be monitoring his recovery but he should be back by the end of the season.

With Newcastle and other clubs perhaps disappointed that Badiashile no longer looks a worthwhile option to come in this month and make an instant impact, the development should help Wolves.